Blindsided by Tolman Geffs

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Could a group of terrorists launch an attack that would destroy California? Yes, they could. And they once almost did. Set at the height of the Cold War, The Unsung Patriots is historical fiction at its best—a tale of terror and intrigue with chilling implications for our times.

Based on the author’s own experience, the book tells the story of Tad Lundgren, a Caltech PhD student who uncovers strange drilling activities near the San Andreas Fault. In conference with one of his fellow students and a senior advisor, Lundgren discovers a plot by the Russians to knock out America’s strategic missile defense system and lay the nation open to a full-scale nuclear attack. Working with high-ranking security agents from the United States and the U.S.S.R., the Caltech students survive a deadly confrontation and defuse the situation, only to be unwittingly recruited into the upper echelons of the American intelligence community.

Told with riveting attention to scientific detail, The Unsung Patriots serves as a warning to all Americans. To ignore this piece of history is to risk a terrorist attack more devastating than any we have ever known.

Although The Unsung Patriots is fiction, the historical events related are accurate and all technology referenced existed at the time, as did the government agencies. Each event could have occurred precisely as presented. Thus, this book can be viewed as either fiction or fictionalized history—a puzzle left for you, the reader, to ponder. What is absolutely not fictitious is the threat revealed. It can dwarf all prior tragedies that have befallen our nation. Although this threat has loomed over us since 1961, no protective measures have been enacted—and we remain a nation of sitting ducks.


About Tolman Geffs

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Tolman Geffs has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with science. He holds BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering, and in 1960 earned a California Professional Engineer's license. In 1961 Mr. Geffs headed a small Advanced Design group in the Missile Division of Douglas Aircraft. At age 27, he was the youngest engineer on the team. Per his plan, he graduated Harvard Business School with an MBA in 1964. Project management in the fields of Space Launch and Flight Safety occupied him for the next decade. An entrepreneur at heart, he then founded a very successful publishing company which he took public, but remained CEO and majority shareholder until his retirement in October 1977. September 11, 2001 ended Mr. Geffs' retirement and culminated in the book THE UNSUNG PATRIOTS. Physically active, Mr. Geffs ran marathons, competed in Masters swimming, paddled outrigger canoes in competition and was an avid skier until spinal surgery put an end to those sports. He still single-hands a 69-foot ultra-light displacement sailboat. He and his wife, Jill, also enjoy ballroom dancing and traveling extensively. They reside in Southern California.
Published May 15, 2012 by Emerald Book Company. 48 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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